Terracotta Symphony & Hero Concerto
Sat, Apr 1 at 2pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Music Concert • Ages 7 & up
The world premiere of Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer-conductor Tan Dun’s Terracotta Symphony and Hero Concerto, featuring the Juilliard Orchestra, will transport audiences to ancient China. This first Tilt Kids Festival collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art brings together eastern music with terracotta drumming and an extraordinary exhibit of terracotta warrior sculptures protecting the Qin Emperor.
Co-presented with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220), on view April 3–July 16, 2017.
Kids’ tickets must be purchased with a full-priced adult ticket.
Tickets to this event include Museum admission on the day of the performance.
The Met Museum of Art
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
About Tan Dun
Tan Dun, following in the footsteps of his musical icons, composer-conductors Mahler and Bernstein, has made an indelible mark on the world’s music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance, and Eastern and Western traditions. Dun is the winner of prestigious honors including the Grammy Award, the Academy Award, Grawemeyer Award for classical composition, Musical America’s Composer of The Year, the Bach Prize of the City of Hamburg and Moscow’s Shostakovich Award. He has led the world’s most esteemed orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Dun has recently been named Honorary Chair of the Carnegie Hall China Advisory Council and was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to write the Logo Music and Award Ceremony Music for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Most recently, Tan Dun has been appointed as Honorary Artistic Director of China National Symphony Orchestra. Tan Dun records for Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Opus Arte and Naxos. His music is published by G. Schirmer, Inc. and is represented worldwide by the Music Sales Group of Classical Companies.
Image: Work Tan Dun © Stephanie Berger